This is a good example of a gig of my Cherotic All Star Band.
Recorded during the Enough tour of Frank Moore's Cherotic All-Star Band, Saturday, September 15, 2007 at Il Corral, Los Angeles, CA.
Saturday’s show was made up of bands for whom … just like for Vinnie the night before … music obviously is a way of life, of transformation, of community. So after each band played, I added to my already formidable core band by inviting the other bands to join the All-Stars. At one point it looked like the band would crowd the audience out of the room. But it worked out. It wasn’t the biggest All-Stars in terms of numbers of members (the record is 20 … sorry, Carl). But we did have more instruments and cords than ever before! Steve E. on guitar and harmonica and I doing vocals began the jam with a duet, a nonverbal musical conversation under a projection of my video Reality Shaping History of a Performance Artist in Dirty Pictures (photos of our past performances of the last 30 years). After a few minutes, nude Linda and Erika led the charge of the rest of the band into the strobing lights. Stane Hubert, the pop of Il Corral, did amazing things as the sound guy. Christie Scott, the mom of Il Corral combined her punk operatic vocals with Linda’s, Erika’s, and my voices. Steve Davis and Jeremy Morelock laid down deep bass grooves into the heart of darkness, which then exploded firecrackers of guitars of Steve Emanuel and Leo Coronado. The great tidal wave of noise of the synthesizers of Patrick Rodriguez, Justin Cassidy and Eddie The Floater pressed deeper into intimate passions, beating with the juicy tribal heart of the percussion of Eric Baughn a.k.a. Hermit the Flog, Sandor Finta and T-eem. Carl Off added a sweet cherry of warm color with his melodica/looping to the pleasure rubbing inside that lasted about an hour. Powerful stuff, especially in the political context. It could change everything, bringing deep joy to the nation … the deep joy we released at Il Corral!
The Cherotic All Stars were:
Patrick Rodriguez – Synthesizers/Noise (Send My Regards/Transhumans)
Justin Cassidy – Synthesizers/Noise (Send My Regards/Transhumans)
Eddie The Floater – Synthesizers/Noise (+DOG+)
Steve Davis – Bass (+DOG+)
Jeremy Morelock – Bass (hop-frog kollectiv)
Eric Baughn aka Hermit the Flog – Percussion (hop-frog kollectiv)
Carl F. Off – Melodica/Looping (hop-frog kollectiv)
Christie Scott– Vocals (Bavab Bavab/IL Corral)
Stane Hubert – Soundman (Bavab Bavab/IL Corral)
Sandor Finta – Percussion (Bastardized)
T-eem – Percussion
Steve Emanuel– Guitar
Leo Coronado – Guitar (Die Rockers Die, +DOG+, etc.)